There are over 40,000 vacant lots in the City of Philadelphia. These lots are eyesores and become places where crime and pollution are common. Unemployment in Philadelphia is 11.6%, meaning that 1 out of every 8 people cannot find work.
GrowShare is an online resource committed to helping citizens find jobs, clean up their community, decrease crime, and beautify their neighborhood.
Visualize Urban Ideas
GrowShare uses Google Maps & Places to provide a geospatial view of ideas in urban neighborhoods.
Recession & Bureaucracy Proof
As long as the Internet is up, your GrowShare.net’s projects and resources will continue to receive contracts on your terms.
Finding the True Cost of a Project
Project estimates are estimates. The true cost of a project is only found when it’s done. Because GrowShare.net gives every project it’s own webpage, all data for a project is aggregated in the same place. This allows users to see the true cost of each project.
Auction ensures the fairest compensation for civic resource exchanges at different levels.
GrowShare gathers city data like crime & vacant lots to help users grow & share.
Open Source Technologies
We have deployed the following Open Source technologies for this project:
Google Map API
Google Places API
WeBid Auction Engine
MySQL database with temporal and spatial datasets
Twitter, FB and g+ APIs
jQuery Mobile 1.2.0
For this alpha release, we have tapped the following data sources:
Google Maps and Google Places
Vacant Lots, City of Philadelphia
Recreation and parks, City of Philadelphia
The GrowShare.net team is led by Professor Justin Y. Shi, Associate Professor and Associate Chairman of CIS Department at Temple University.
Kristiyan Georgiev | Graduate Ph.D. Candidate | CIS Department, College of Science and Technology
Brett M Statman | Senior Undergraduate | Digital Media, Tyler School of Art
William S Mantegna | Senior Undergraduate | MIS Department, Fox School of Business
Han-Lin Wu | Graduate MS Candidate | ECE Department, School of Engineering